Trump offered Pence vice president job Thursday, annoucement likely Saturday

Trump was set to announce his VP pick Friday, but late Thursday said he would hold off because of the attacks in France.

It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump's pick for vice president. It ended up being a mixed bag - some people think Pence has a good head on his shoulders and could help even out Trump's boisterous personality.

Check back for updates and read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

"Mike Pence has come out and said that is racist and discriminatory and we shouldn't have that kind of position", explained Dr. Smith. The person was not authorized to discuss the deliberations publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Speaking on CNN earlier Friday morning, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Trump "thought what happened in France yesterday was so tragic".

But Manafort dismissed suggestions in an interview on Fox News Channel that Trump was having second thoughts about his choice.

The delay sparked speculation that the notoriously unpredictable Trump might make a last minute change.

The Republican Party's presumptive nominee Donald Trump has confirmed that he has picked Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

The US media projected that Trump's choice was part of his bid to add political experience.

The campaign hopes that Mr Pence will help boost Mr Trump's image with social conservatives who have been unsettled by Mr Trump's brash persona. His apparent selection signals Trump is serious about addressing GOP concerns about his own conservative credentials and lack of Washington experience.

Pence is a born-again Christian, who signed a religious freedom bill into law that some said legalized discrimination against gays, before it was amended. The former House speaker later told NBC News that "it was a very great honor to be considered" by Trump.

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is among others also expected to seek the GOP nomination against Democratic candidate John Gregg.

Trump had faced a midday deadline to announce Pence because the governor had to declare by then whether he would be on the ballot in his home state for re-election.

Top party officials are already in Cleveland, grappling with a rules fight that could increase the odds of nationally televised clashes at the convention.

Oh, and for Donald Trump: We don't know how your aides responded to your question about whether it's too late to dump Pence, but it's still not! But some of Trump's children, who have been closely advising their father, are said to favor different candidates.